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Dokie wind project up and running

November 24, 2010

As reported by Deborra Hope on Global News last night, British Columbia’s Largest Wind Farm, the Dokie Wind Project near Chetwynd, has started generating clean electricity.

Nine turbines have completed final testing and are now fully operational. A substation and transmission lines have also been commissioned and energized. 

The $228 million project will generate 320,000-340,000 megawatt-hours of clean electricity annually when complete and is expected to be fully operational with 48 turbines by early 2011.

The Dokie wind project joins the Bear Mountain wind park which became operational in October 2009.

The Bear Mountain wind park has 34 turbines and is located near Dawson Creek.  

Several other wind energy projects have recently been awarded electricity purchase agreements by BC Hydro under the Clean Power Call process and it’s safe to say that wind power has definitely arrived in B.C.

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